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A thread for photo evidence;

 

Well I'll post the first:

 

A jeep of the 466 Transport division servicing the Red Ball Express

 

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Karoshi

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Good find I bet that took a while to find, how come its got two jerry cans?

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Hi Tyler, there has been much debate over this issue. Over time I've seen a number of photo references, some of which are in my own library. All I have to do is find then again !

 

I'm not saying it was anything like a common habit, like what we see today, but it is absolute proof that it happened. I just hope it will inspire others to post up if they see any further proof.

 

Be nice if they do.

 

Karoshi

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A good find. A famous photo that i had seen before but had not noticed the bucket. I will attempt to add the photo that i have later on (just have to come to grips with the system here).

 

All you have to do now is find an original photo of one hanging from the tow hook! A prize for the first one who does.

 

Now, while you are all doing that, i will start a new a new thread.

 

Tim (too)

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GWT. I claim that prize! I just hope I can find it before the next man.

 

Not too many pictures showing buckets in transport position, but I can think of certainly two more and possibly three. It may be a long search but when I do come across them again I surely post.

 

In the mean time anybody wanting to contribute a bucket picture in any WW2 vehicle setting, please feel free.

 

The race is ON...............

 

Karoshi

 

 

GWT I'll post it for you if you have problems.

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Here is another one. it was easier to get the image up than i thought. As you can see the bucket replaced the jerrycan altogether. Must have been very popular with the driver. Anymore?

 

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Tim (too)

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Ah yes, I've got that picture too, had completely forgotten.

 

Now I still have at least two others. Soon.

 

(Why did my picture scan with funny lines? anyone?)

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Did you scan it from a photocopy or a poor qulaity picture. Sometimes that happens. Maybe if you change the resolution on the scan it might improve.

 

Well thats two of them. Any more?

 

Tim (too)

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Guest bigredone

How about a Bucket and a First aid bag....

Enjoy :D

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Paul

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Guest matt

Notice too the mudflaps and the diff cover appears to be painted white.the censor has done a pretty good job but is that an Airborne tab on the guy on the right? could these guys be 101st? the patch could be the right shape.

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My thoughts exactly 101st. In fact on the left bumperette you can make out the number 1, so it is quite likely. I always thought that the Airborne travelled light, so there must be a pretty good reason for the canvas bucket. Is it specified anywhere as an accessory to medical equipment?

 

Tim (too)

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Guest bigredone

Caption reads

US Army medics load a man with a foot wound onto an improvised jeep ambulance in Normandy in 1944. From the book Jeep goes to war.

Paul

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Or perhaps this Normandy Invasion picture of vehicles loading, ok so you have to look closely, but its there:

 

Check out the extreem right hand jeep in the row at the left of picture.

 

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Anyone else?

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Check out the Ladies section " More ideas please" for the ultimate bucket and wash stand combo!!!

 

Nice one Bernie :D

 

Tim(1)

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"US XV corps cross the River Seine at Mantes-Gassicourt on 20th August 1944" from "Victory in Europe" by Max Hastings

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The aerial cover is a BG-108 made from black rubber not canvas. I have a NOS one.

 

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Just come across this at my folks house whilst clearing out, simple enjoyment my kids had when growing up.

12 years on and the buckets still doin fine :)

 

 

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